There are lists for everything nowadays -- and Greenpeace has a doozy for environmentally-conscious canned tuna lovers.
The activist group on Monday released a ranking of 14 brands that examines “fundamental sustainability standards.”
It found that three of the most popular brands, representing 80% of the American tuna mark, among the worst offenders: Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist. The Big Three were among eight brands at the bottom of the list -- including WalMart and Kroger -- that received failing grades from the activists.
“Consumers should know that popular and trusted canned tuna brands are contributing to ocean destruction at an alarming rate,” said Greenpeace Seafood Markets Lead Graham Forbes. “While the biggest brands have thus far refused to offer sustainable tuna, the silver lining here is that other companies are stepping up to provide ocean safe options for their customers.”
The top three of the six Greenpeace really likes are made by Wild Planet, American Tuna and Ocean Naturals – all offering ocean safe products, the group says.